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Standing Faculty

  • Julia Alekseyeva

    Assistant Professor of English and Cinema & Media Studies

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 202
    215-746-4300

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    Tuesdays 5-6:30, by appointment only. 

    Please email for the link to schedule a meeting during office hours.

  • Abdulhamit Arvas

    Assistant Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 220
    215-898-7348

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    Online/By Appointment 

  • Rita Barnard

    Director, Comparative Literature Program; Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 337
    215-746-3770
  • Herman Beavers

    Julie Beren Platt and Marc E. Platt President’s Distinguished Professor of English and Africana Studies

    3401 Walnut Street 326 A
    215 898-0507
  • Nancy Bentley

    Donald T. Regan Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 335
    215-898-5641

    Office Hours

    by appointment

  • Toni Bowers

    Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 239
    215-898-5223

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    Fall 2021:  Classes are expected to be held in-person. Individual conferences should be arranged over e-mail. 

     

  • S. Pearl Brilmyer

    Assistant Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 218
    215-573-9645

    Office Hours

    spring 2021

    T 3:15-4:15

  • Max Cavitch

    Associate Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 341
    215-898-7456

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    virtual office hours, by appointment

  • Jean-Christophe Cloutier

    Undergraduate Chair

    Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 129
    215-898-7343
    Fisher-Bennett Hall 316
    215-898-5864

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    Remote office hours:

    Thurs & Fri 12(noon)-3pm. 

    Please use Calendly to sign up for appointments: https://calendly.com/jccloutier/meeting-with-english-undergraduate-chair

  • Rita Copeland

    Sheli Z. and Burton X. Rosenberg Professor of the Humanities, Professor of Classical Studies, English, and Comparative Literature

    Office Hours

    office hours:  Fridays by appointment; other times by appointment

  • Margo Natalie Crawford

    Professor of English, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor for Faculty Excellence

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 236
    215-898-7832
  • Peter Decherney

    Professor of English and Cinema & Media Studies

    Faculty Director, Online Learning Initiative 

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 211
    215-746-3156
  • David L. Eng

    Richard L. Fisher Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 212
    215-746-3763

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    On Sabbatical

  • James English

    John Welsh Centennial Professor of English

    Faculty Director, Price Lab for Digital Humanities

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 311
    215-898-4377

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    Tues 12-1 in Fisher Bennett 311, and Thurs 12-1 in Williams 614. Or email me to arrange a different time.

  • Jed Esty

    Vartan Gregorian Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 221
    215-746-4800

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    Mondays 2-4pm. Please use the Calendly link here to set up an appointment.

  • Al Filreis

    Kelly Family Professor of English; Director, Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing; Faculty Director, Kelly Writers House

    Kelly Writers House 301
    215-573-9749

    Office Hours

    By appointment only.

  • Michael Gamer

    Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Office Hours

    I'll be in London on a British Academy Global Professorship until 1 January 2024. Please feel free to write to me via email.

  • Suvir Kaul

    A. M. Rosenthal Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 310B
    215-573-2531

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    T R 11-Noon, and by appointment (on Zoom)

  • David Kazanjian

    Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 214
    215-746-3768

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    On leave 2021-22 as a Marta Sutton Weeks External Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center

  • Zachary Lesser

    Edward W. Kane Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 213
    215-898-0444

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    Not teaching; email for an appointment

    For graduate students, I am a Faculty Wellness Partner: make an appointment on this page.

  • Ania Loomba

    Catherine Bryson Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 242
    215-898-6326

    Office Hours

    Spring 2020

    By appointment. 

     

  • Heather K. Love

    Graduate Chair

    Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 132
    215-746-3529
    Fisher-Bennett Hall 338
    215-898-0128

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    Office Hours: Tues 9-10:30 am in Fisher Bennett 132 (grad office)

    Thu 3-4:30 virtual: https://upenn.zoom.us/my/heatherlove

  • Cary Mazer

    Professor of Theatre Arts and English

    Annenberg Center 519
    215-573-2659
    Fisher-Bennett Hall 113
    215-898-5145

    Office Hours

    by appointment.

  • Rahul Mukherjee

    Dick Wolf Associate Professor of Television and New Media Studies; Associate Professor of English; Director, Cinema and Media Studies Program 

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 243
    215-898-7355

    Office Hours

    M: 10-11am (and by appointment)

  • Zita Cristina Nunes

    Associate Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 238
    215-898-6365

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    On Leave.

  • Josephine Park

    Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 318
    215-898-7382

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    on sabbatical

  • Jennifer Ponce de León

    Associate Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 241
    215-573-8199

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    On leave for the 2021-2022 academic year

  • Jean-Michel Rabaté

    Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 339
    215-898-5870
  • Paul Saint-Amour

    Department Chair

    Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 131
    215-898-7340
    Fisher-Bennett Hall 215
    215-746-3764

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    W 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. in person; Th 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. by Zoom; & by appt.

    https://upenn.zoom.us/j/92252754397

  • Melissa E. Sanchez

    Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Director, Center for Research in Feminist, Queer, and Transgender Studies; Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 216
    215-746-3765

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    Tu 1-2 and by appointment

  • Emily Steiner

    Rose Family Endowed Term Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 312
    215-898-7033
  • Emily Steinlight

    Associate Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 116
    215-898-5143

    Office Hours

    spring 2021

    Tues. 2-4, by appointment

  • Whitney Trettien

    Assistant Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 317
    215-898-7055

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    On leave from teaching. Email for a virtual appointment.

  • David Wallace

    Judith Rodin Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 315
    215-746-3767

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    Tuesdays 2.00-3.30

  • Simone White

    Stephen M. Gorn Family Assistant Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 336
    215-746-3766

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    On Leave

  • Dagmawi Woubshet

    Associate Chair

    Ahuja Family Presidential Associate Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 313
    215-898-5726

    Office Hours

    Fall 2021: Tuesdays, 3pm-5pm

  • Chi-ming Yang

    Associate Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 314
    215-746-3527

    Office Hours

    spring 2021

    Tuesdays 4-5:30pm (& by appointment). Please email for Zoom link.

Affiliated Standing Faculty

  • Warren Breckman

    Sheldon and Lucy Hackney Professor of History

  • Ashley Brock

    Assistant Professor of Romance Languages

  • Kathleen M. Brown

    David Boies Professor of History

  • Roger Chartier

    Annenberg Visiting Professor in History and Professor at the College de France

  • Gwendolyn Dubois Shaw

    Associate Professor of History of Art

  • Nili Gold

    Professor of Modern Hebrew Language & Literature

  • Andrea Goulet

    Professor of Romance Languages

  • John L. Jackson, Jr.

    Richard Perry University Professor
    Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor

  • Kevin M.F. Platt

    Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Humanities; Professor of Russian and East European Studies

  • Guthrie P. Ramsey

    Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music

  • Karen Redrobe

    Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Professor of Cinema and Modern Media

    Office Hours

    By appointment only

  • Daniel Richter

    Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History

  • Deborah Thomas

    R. Jean Brownlee Professor of Anthropology; Director, Center for Experimental Ethnography

  • Lance Wahlert

    Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy; Faculty Director of Master of Bioethics (MBE) program at the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM)

    Standing faculty in English, Cinema/Media Studies, and Gender/Sexuality Studies 

    Office Hours

    By appointment

    Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy; 423 Guardian Drive, 14th Floor

  • Liliane Weissberg

    Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor in Arts and Sciences; Professor of German and Comparative Literature.

  • Bethany Wiggin

    Associate Professor of German
    Founding Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities; Graduate Groups in Comparative Literature and English

  • Emily Wilson

    Professor of Classical Studies and Chair of the Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory

Non-Standing Faculty

Emeritus

  • Charles Bernstein

    Donald T. Regan Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature

    Office Hours

    2021

    retired

  • Rebecca Bushnell

    School of Arts and Sciences Board of Advisors Emerita Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 115
    215-898-9526

    Office Hours

    Email for an appointment

  • Peter Conn

    Vartan Gregorian Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 113
    215-898-5145
  • Timothy Corrigan

    Professor of English, Cinema and Media Studies, and History of Art

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 113
    215-898-5145

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    Please email me for an appointment.

  • Thadious Davis

    Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of English

  • Margreta de Grazia

    Emerita Sheli Z. and Burton X. Rosenberg Professor of the Humanities

  • Bob Perelman

    Professor of English Emeritus

  • Phyllis Rackin

    Professor of English Emerita

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 113
    215-898-5145

    Office Hours

    fall 2020

    For an appointment, email prackin@upenn.edu

  • John Richetti

    A.M. Rosenthal Professor of English

  • Peter Stallybrass

    Director of Seminar in the History of Material Texts

    Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English

  • Wendy Steiner

    Richard L. Fisher Professor of English